USAtoday.com | October 30, 2013
Mark Gilbert batted leadoff in the same lineup with future Hall of Famers Tom Seaver and Carlton Fisk, tracked down a flyball lofted by Eddie Murray and hit a key single off Orel Hershiser.
Now the former Chicago White Sox outfielder is on deck for a new position: If confirmed by the Senate, he’ll become the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand.
The U.S. State Department said it couldn’t find any other record of a former major league player having served as an ambassador.
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